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Thread: StarTech USB2 USB2DVIE3 external DVI dongle - Linux driver?

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    StarTech USB2 USB2DVIE3 external DVI dongle - Linux driver?

    EDIT.. marked thread as solved due changing focus to a different device based on a newer DisplayLink chipset, which I'm fairly sure does enjoy good Ubuntu support.

    Can anyone give any pointers as to whether an Ubuntu driver might be available for a StarTech USB2DVIE3, which is a USB 2.0 to DVI external graphics card?

    It uses a chipset from a Taiwanese company, Magic Control Technology (MCT). Chipset is Trigger T2-285B.

    I've previously tried installing a "Lindy" brand, DisplayLink DL-165 based USB 2.0/VGA device to run a 3rd monitor on my laptop & although it worked using the DisplayLink Linux driver, it was unusably jerky & slow so I'm trying out alternatives.

    I guess I'm never going to get perfection because I only have USB 2.0 available on my HP G72 laptop, but just something that works acceptably well for word processing, email etc would be great.
    Last edited by nginmu; October 26th, 2021 at 08:20 PM.
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    Re: StarTech USB2 USB2DVIE3 external DVI dongle - Linux driver?

    I see that you solved this but just in case ...

    https://www.startech.com/en-gb/audio...ucts/usb2dvie3

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    Re: StarTech USB2 USB2DVIE3 external DVI dongle - Linux driver?

    Thanks for the link. Quite by chance following on from there I stumbled across a different one of theirs, this one explicitly provides an Ubuntu driver direct from the manufacturers site.

    https://www.startech.com/en-gb/audio...cts/usb2dvipro

    512Mb & does mention it's backward compatible with USB2. DisplayLink DL-3100 chipset.

    The old Lindy 42744 / DL-165 VGA converter I was trying had, beside the DisplayLink chip, a N2DS12816FS-5T memory chip which as far as I can tell is only 8Mb.. so I'm hoping 64 times the memory plus the newer chip might result in less sluggish performance.
    Last edited by nginmu; October 27th, 2021 at 12:57 AM.
    I like the dollar uptime thing

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